Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,203,624 on independent campaigning in Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district this year, with $1,049,252 benefiting Republicans and $154,371 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
60 Plus Association
Opposing Ron Kind (D)
$0 $0 $11,541 $585,834
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Ron Kind (D)
Supporting Dan Kapanke (R)
$18,978 $0 $0 $189,139
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Ron Kind (D)
$182,287 $0 $0 $182,287
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Dan Kapanke (R)
$126,771 $0 $0 $126,771
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Issues Mobilization Council
Supporting Dan Kapanke (R)
$40,000 $24,640 $0 $64,640
2010 Leadership Council
Supporting Ron Kind (D)
$27,600 $0 $0 $27,600
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Ron Kind (D)
$0 $16,170 $0 $16,170
Right to Life
Supporting Dan Kapanke (R)
$1,527 $0 $0 $6,149
Americans for Tax Reform
Opposing Ron Kind (D)
$0 $0 $3,994 $3,994
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Dan Kapanke (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,039
SOURCES: Federal Election Commission filings; Washington Post research

NOTE: Totals represent spending in calendar year 2010 and will change as new filings are made or information is amended. Data includes "electioneering communication" and electronically-filed "independent expenditure" spending reported to the Federal Election Commission. Spending on "issue ads" targeting candidates will not be included if it is more than 30 days before a primary or more than 60 days before the general election. "Weeks on list" shows the total number of weeks that a group or race has been in the top ten throughout the year.

By T.W. Farnam and Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso -- The Washington Post